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The Philadelphia Experiment: History and myth

The story of the Philadelphia Experiment keeps intriguing peoples minds for almost half a century from the first reports on this strange story. Result of a man's creative fantasy or a fact that reaches the realm of science fiction? Even today it is difficult to give a positive and undisputed answer. But lets examine the facts.

Stupid UFOlogy Tricks

In our discussions about UFOs and in browsing the web, IUFOS encounters, again and again, the same fallacious lines of reasoning being used to justify a belief that aliens are visiting the Earth. In this column I will discuss the errors in these arguments. ...

Happy Fuehrertodestag*: Hitler's death and conspiracy theories

At about three-thirty in the afternoon of Monday, April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler and his wife of less than two days, Eva Braun, committed suicide in Hitler's private suite in the Fuehrerbunker. A half hour later the other inhabitants of the bunker entered the suite to check if Hitler was really dead. While his doctor checked the two bodies, Hitler's ...

To each European citizen, personally (A letter in a bottle)

I am a simple citizen, this is why, when writing these lines, I ignore whether this text will reach my other co-citizens in Europe. It is a letter in a bottle.

The Bermuda Triangle

The piece of the Atlantic Ocean that became famous under this title is the focal point of one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. It combines, in a way almost ideal, ancient and contemporary sea stories, the mysterious ancient civilization of Atlantis, the UFO phenomenon, sea monsters and supernatural forces. The Bermuda Triangle or Devi...

Ancient Greek Technology

Who said that the robots, the automatic doors and the locomotive are technological advances of the second millennium? Definitely not! The pieces of information that keep surfacing prove what has been, for some decades, common knowledge among researchers: in Ancient Greece, people like Daedalus and Gods like Hephaestus developed techniques and ...

Piri Reis Map

In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. His passion was cartography. His high rank within the Turkish navy allowed him to have a privileged access to the Imperial Library of ...

Ancient nuclear reactors

In the beginning of the 70’s, a strange discovery created a sensation. A load of uranium that was intended for the French nuclear industry, was found to have a content in 235U , the fissionable isotope of uranium, smaller than expected. This discovery led to a series of assumptions ranging from fears for theft of fissionable material by some unknow...

The man behind the Iron Mask

On November 19, 1703, a man who had spent 40 years of his life in several prisons throughout France was buried in Bastille’s Saint Paul Cemetery. Scripts by Voltaire and, mainly, Alexander Dumas, made this man one of the most famous prisoners of all ages, even if his name was never revealed. He is known as the man behind the Iron Mask.  ...

Stonehenge

Stonehenge is a megalithic monument on the Salisbury Plain in Southern England, composed mainly of thirty upright stones (sarsens, each over ten feet tall and weighing 26 tons), aligned in a circle, with thirty lintels (6 tons each) perched horizontally atop the sarsens in a continuous circle. There is also an inner circle composed of similar stone...

The Final Frontier

The following text, hand-written in its original form, was found in the summer of 2003, in a sealed envelope, glued on the back-cover’s inside of an old book (edition of 1965). The book was recently purchased from a private library that was being cleared after the owner’s death. It was not possible to determine the original, or any possible interme...

The Enduring Mystery of Jack the Ripper

The name 'Jack the Ripper' has become the most infamous in the annals of murder. Yet, the amazing fact is that his identity remains unproven today. In the years 1888-1891 the name was regarded with terror by the residents of London's East End, and was known the world over. So shrouded in myth and mystery is this story that the facts are hard to ide...

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